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  Pigeon Pea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pigeon pea varieties are classified as tree type, tall varieties and dwarf.
Pigeon peas must be grown as an annual in most parts of the U.S. since plants are killed by freezing temperatures.
Most pigeon peas are harvested in the dry stage and marketed as dried peas.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /plantanswers/vegetables/pigeonpea.html   (202 words)

  
 Pea, Pigeon -- Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Pigeon pea is also called Congo pea, no-eye pea, red gram, arhur, urhur, grandul, dhal, toor, Gunds pea, and alverja.
The pigeon pea plant is an erect annual or short-lived perennial reaching a height of 3-10 feet.
Seeds of pigeon pea are sown at the rate of 8-10 pounds per acre in rows 3-4 feet apart and thinned to 12-18 inches between plants.
edis.ifas.ufl.edu /BODY_MV108   (486 words)

  
 Passenger Pigeon - Bagheera
One theory explaining the pigeon's inability to recover is that their breeding patterns required a community of numerous individuals to stimulate the necessary cycles or behaviors.
Passenger pigeons were one of the most important food resources for numerous carnivores, such as foxes, lynx, raccoons, marten and mink, and for several raptors, such as falcons and hawks.
One of the things that died with the passenger pigeon was the phenomenon of its migration, the endless sea of birds flening the sky.
www.bagheera.com /inthewild/ext_pigeon.htm   (782 words)

  
 RFA: Wild Pigeon—by Nurmuhemmet Yasin. Part 1.
The old pigeon touches the head of his grandchild, saying: "I don’t know either what a soul is. I once heard the word from my own grandfather, who heard the world from his great-grandfather.
These pigeons say they are so terrified of landing in the cage, but at the same time they are afraid of losing it.
Those pigeons in your dream were the descendants of those who accepted slavery and begged for their own lives.
www.rfa.org /english/uyghur/2005/06/27/wild_pigeon   (3803 words)

  
 pigeon on Encyclopedia.com
The names dove and pigeon are used interchangeably, though the former generally refers to smaller members of the family.
All pigeons have soft swellings (ceres) at the base of the nostrils, feed their young with “pigeon's milk” regurgitated from the crops of the parents, and have specialized bills through which they can suck up water steadily, unlike other birds.
The Australasian region has two thirds of the 289 species of pigeons, of which the fruit pigeons are the most colorful and the gouras, or crowned pigeons, the largest (to 33 in./84 cm).
www.encyclopedia.com /html/p1/pigeon.asp   (747 words)

  
 Encyclopedia Smithsonian:Passenger Pigeon
The iris of the adult mourning dove is dark brown; that of the adult male passenger pigeon was bright red, and the female’s was orange.
The range of the passenger pigeon in its migrations was from central Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia south to the uplands of Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Georgia, and Florida.
During the late summer the flocks of passenger pigeons frequently moved about at random in the northern forests in search of food, but as fall approached and temperature changes became sharp the flocks of passenger pigeons began their migration to the southern wintering areas.
www.si.edu /resource/faq/nmnh/passpig.htm   (2120 words)

  
 Pigeon Peas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pigeon peas, which are different from sugar peas, are commercially important in India.
Pigeon pea varieties are classified as tree-type, tall and dwarf.
Avoid pigeon peas with poor coloring; a yellowish color on fresh pigeon peas indicates damage or rapid aging.
aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu /extension/specialty/pea.html   (203 words)

  
 Pigeon Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In the 17th century, King George I of England, decreed all pigeon droppings to be property of the Crown—and the “lofts” were policed to enforce the law!
Pigeons proved valuable in the Gulf War, as their messaging was not affected by electronic jamming.
The pigeon has the rare ability for a large bird to be able to fly nearly straight up.
www.pigeons.com /resources/facts.html   (375 words)

  
 pigeon --  Encyclopædia Britannica
An exception is the white domestic pigeon, the symbol known as the “dove of peace”; (see domestic pigeon).
As settlers pressed westward, however, passenger pigeons were slaughtered by the million yearly and shipped by railway carloads for sale in city markets.
Crowned pigeons are ground-dwelling, turkey-sized birds with large, lacy, fan-shaped crests.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9059990?tocId=9059990   (750 words)

  
 Animal Encyclopedia: Pigeon
A rare bird: Unlike the majority of birds, pigeons drink with their beaks underwater, sucking liquid through their nostrils.
While most baby birds eat worms and grubs regurgitated by the adults, pigeon parents feed hatchlings crop milk, a high-protein, high-fat food produced in their throats.
Crop milk is very similar to the milk of mammals--a group of animals including cows, bears, whales and, of course, humans.
www.animaland.org /asp/encyclopedia/pigeon.asp   (129 words)

  
 Crested Pigeon
The Crested Pigeon is a stocky pigeon with a conspicuous thin fl crest.
Upon landing, the pigeon swings its tail high in the air.
The Crested Pigeon is native to Australia and is a common sight in lightly wooded grasslands in both rural and urban areas throughout most of the mainland.
www.amonline.net.au /factsheets/crested_pigeon.htm   (382 words)

  
 Pigeon Key - Marathon Key Florida Keys Official Tourism Site Heart of the Florida Keys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pigeon Key is nestled beneath this trestle at the edge of Marathon, and its modest wood frame structures have experienced a renaissance.
Largely colored in Flagler's trademark yellow, the cottages are a charge of the not-for-profit Pigeon Key Foundation, which manages the island and works to preserve its rich heritage.
Pigeon Key is reached either by foot or by shuttle service from the Pigeon Key Visitor Center and Gift Shop on Knight's Key, mile marker 47 oceanside.
www.fla-keys.com /marathon/pigeon.htm   (306 words)

  
 American Racing Pigeon Union | Homing Pigeons | Sport Flyers
An old bird cage will hold the pigeon for a day or so with no problem, as will a cardboard box - a screen on top of such a box is better than simply closing the flaps since there will then be enough light for the bird to see to eat and drink.
Because these Homing Pigeons are protected by most state laws and because their owners care for them, every attempt should be made to locate the owner...
If the pigeon you have is unbanded (no way to trace the owner), or, if, after searching, and not finding the owner, you decide you'd like to keep the pigeon as a pet, by all means do so.
www.pigeon.org /carelostbird.htm   (768 words)

  
 The Pigeon Man - PittsburghLIVE.com
Joe appeared as a witness on behalf of another pigeon fancier who was having a little trouble with one of the neighbors next to his coop.
The Pigeon Man proudly talked about the American soldiers' lives that were saved by courier pigeons that took up the soldiers' tasks on the front lines of Korea and World War II.
In a classic escalation of military tactics and weaponry, the British quashed the Nazi pigeon threat with a peregrine falcon corps that cleared the skies of the winged provocateurs.
www.pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/opinion/s_124869.html   (861 words)

  
 USN Ships--USS Pigeon (Minesweeper # 47, later AM-47 and ASR-6)
USS Pigeon, a 950-ton (normal displacement) Lapwing class minesweeper built at Baltimore, Maryland, was commissioned in mid-July 1919.
Pigeon remained in the Asiatic Fleet throughout the 1930s and into the early 1940s, primarily serving in Chinese and Philippines waters.
As tensions with Japan became increasingly critical in late November and early December 1941, Pigeon escorted a pair of shallow-draft river gunboats to the Philippines.
www.history.navy.mil /photos/sh-usn/usnsh-p/am47.htm   (790 words)

  
 Crowned Pigeon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Most pigeons live in woods, are good fliers and feed chiefly on vegetable matter such as fruits, seeds and young shoots.
The largest pigeons, measuring about 30 inches and weighing approximately 4-1/2 pounds, are the members of the genus Goura.
It feeds its young on pigeon milk--a fluid secreted in the lining of the parent's crop--and then pumped into the babies' mouths.
aviary.owls.com /crowned_pigeon/crowned_pigeon.html   (250 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: Firestorm (Anna Pigeon Mysteries (Paperback))   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is the second Anna Pigeon novel I have read, and my only consolation for being such a latecomer to Nevada Barr's writing is that I can occupy myself with her backlist while waiting for new books.
Anna Pigeon, park ranger detective, is stranded with a group of firefighters in a burned forest.
Pigeon, knowing one among them is a murderer, carefully sifts through clues and motives, her investigation supplemented by radio reports from her old friend FBI agent Frederick Stanton.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0380725827?v=glance   (2372 words)

  
 PigeonResistance.com | Don't Feed the Pigeons | Pigeon Conspiracy | Pigeons are taking over the world | Andrew Wood | ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Pigeons - the ordinary urban pests you see everywhere, every day - are at the forefront of an evolutionary transition.
The pigeon collective's threat to mankind has been present for the past few thousand years, but it is only in the last two to three centuries that we have had a taste of its devilish potential.
Native American folklore told of the danger of the pigeons (pigeon lore was found in other countries, such as Tonga), especially in their country of the Passenger Pigeon.
www.pigeonresistance.com /pr/sh_background.asp   (261 words)

  
 Salon.com Technology | The pigeon protocol
A few of them went to the house where the pigeons would be released; the others went to another house a few miles away.
Technically what they were going to attempt was something known as a ping, which is a method used by one computer to check for the presence of another computer on a network.
There was a short delay when the pigeon stopped on the railing of the deck from which it had been released.
www.salon.com /tech/feature/2001/05/10/pigeons   (688 words)

  
 Passenger Pigeon
The Passenger Pigeon, once probably the most numerous bird on the planet, made its home in the billion or so acres of primary forest that once covered North America east of the Rocky Mountains.
Their flocks, a mile wide and up to 300 miles long, were so dense that they darkened the sky for hours and days as the flock passed overhead.
Audubon wrote, perhaps prophetically, about the Passenger Pigeon: "When an individual is seen gliding through the woods and close to the observer, it passes like a thought, and on trying to see it again, the eye searches in vain; the bird is gone."
www.wbu.com /chipperwoods/photos/passpigeon.htm   (667 words)

  
 Welcome to Pigeon Connection, representing TauRIS Racing Timers and other Pigeon Supplies.
From TauRIS pigeon racing clocks and timers, to pigeon sensor pads, to pigeon electronic bands and rings, to software that runs the TauRIS clocks and one loft or futurity races, we are your high quality product connection for pigeon racing.
Pigeon Connection.com also has feeders, nest boxes and stalls for the sensor pads of the pigeon racing clocks.
Whether you have: racing homer pigeons, racing pigeons, homers, racers, homing pigeons, or pigeons, you should consider joining an organization that admires these pigeons such as: the AU or ARPU (American Racing Pigeon Union), IF (International Federation of Pigeon Fanciers), or NPA (National Pigeon Association) that supports and promotes the sport of racing pigeons.
www.pigeonconnection.com   (358 words)

  
 History of my Passenger Pigeon
There will always be pigeons in books and in museums but they are dead to all hardships and to all delights.
The Pigeon is housed in an beautiful original octagonal wood and glass case.
I obtained the Passenger Pigeon in December, 1999, from George Puth of Thousand Oaks, California.
www.ulala.org /P_Pigeon/George.html   (1138 words)

  
 PiGEON----------------------------------clients---------------
Pigeon Agency showed the biggest experience in IT trade, which bears fruit - an outstanding, perfect cooperation.
Piast S.A. Pigeon Agency convinced us by the ability of work with the different sorts of projects, by abiding the maturity dates and by undertaking open and comprehensive activities.
Pigeon Agency offers a full range of services from a design to performance (...) they are full of new, fresh ideas and very creative.
www.pigeon.com.pl /eng/klienci/klienci.html   (215 words)

  
 Racing pigeons bred for speed and endurance pigeon racing.
The pigeon clock I took to the club was an antique and could not be used, so Ed loaned me a pigeon clock.
I mention this pigeon not only because he produced generations of winning racing pigeons, but this pigeon was also responsible for slowly changing all the blue bars and blue checkers to the current dominate dark check racing pigeon family.
Racing pigeons can beat their wings up to ten times per second also racing pigeons can maintain a heart rate of 600 beats per minute for up to 16-hours.
www.speedpigeon.com   (406 words)

  
 Pigeon-powered Internet takes flight | CNET News.com
The group transmitted a "ping" command, among the most basic operations of the Internet, in which one computer sends a signal to another, which in turn signals that it is attached to the network.
And the flocking tendency caused another problem: The arrival en masse of a bunch of pigeons that had been released at 7.5-minute intervals caused a lot of confusion among the pigeon handlers, who left some cages open.
The pigeon experiment may have been just a lark, but it actually served a serious function in setting an example of how helpful good documentation can be.
news.com.com /2100-1001-257064.html?legacy=cnet   (1067 words)

  
 Discount Outlet Shopping in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Tennessee
Pigeon Forge is loaded with every shopping opportunity to offer "Retail Therapy" to our vacationing guests.
We are conveniently located to all of the Pigeon Forge amenities and very easy to drive to as you enter our community.
Pigeon Forge's first Outlet Mall, located on the Parkway, the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall has everything in a shopper's dream.
www.pigeon-forge-outlet-malls.com   (355 words)

  
 Pigeon Chamber of Commerce - It's a Great Life in a Small Town
Around 1886, the Saginaw, Tuscola and Huron Railroad built tracks through a tamarack swamp in Western Huron County and crossed the north-south P.O.and P line at a point one mile south of Berne.
The railroads later merged and in 1895 the Village of Pigeon was founded at the crossing of the Grand Truck and Pere Marquette Railroads.
Pigeon is located in one of the richest growing areas in the United States and is home to the largest grain elevator in the state of Michigan.
www.pigeonchamber.com   (479 words)

  
 Racing-Pigeon-Fancier.com
Before long my father became interested in the pigeons and we started a larger loft in a disused chicken house in my uncle's construction yard.
One thing did endure and that is my love of pigeons and, whenever I've been able to, I've raced.
It wasn't long before more pigeons were acquired which I raced with the Owen Sound Club.
www.racing-pigeon-fancier.com   (752 words)

  
 Pigeon Forge News
His proverbial fork in the road put him on the busiest section of road in Pigeon Forge with a gun to his head and, on Thursday, landed him in prison.
Boyds Bear Country, the "World's Most Humongous Teddy Bear Store" in Pigeon Forge, is extending its support of Tennessee's military families with the largest donation ever to the National Guard's statewide...
In the dressing room of the Louise Mandrell Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., reminiscing about their lives and careers and celebrating a very special...
www.topix.net /city/pigeon-forge-tn   (1230 words)

  
 Pigeon Forge Family Vacation Destination Guide — Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is perfect for all leisure travelers.
Make Pigeon Forge your next family vacation destination.
With something for everyone, make Pigeon Forge your next family vacation destination.
www.mypigeonforge.com   (98 words)

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